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4g lte smartphone, like the droid 4 now just $99.99. verizon. this morning on "early today," total recall. wisconsin voters head to the polls to decide whether to keep or oust their embattled governor. party at the palace. england pulls out all the stops for queen elizabeth's diamond jubilee. >> venus rising. prepare for a one in a lifetime >> venus rising. prepare for a one in a lifetime celestial event. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> hello, good morning. i'm lynn berry. all eyes are on wisconsin for just in the third time in u.s. history voters will decide
whether to recall a state governor. by this time tomorrow morning republican scott walker should know whether or not he's been replaced by a democrat. tracie potts joins us from washington with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it is a race that's mirroring what we're seeing on the national scene, in this case the polls are tight. walker of late seems to have the edge and at a rally last night he made a final push to get out the vote to say this is an election about the truth and the fact that his opponent, the milwaukee mayor has been down in the dirt and gutter with the advertising, as he put it, this recall, after he stripped collective bargaining rights from public workers there and there were mass protests. meantime tom barrett in his final campaign event before this vote said that governor walker had divided the state and created what he called a 16 month civil war. this divided electorate in wisconsin really mirroring what
we're seeing on the national scene, there's been a flood of out of state money into wisconsin, $64 million and interestingly this is their second match-up, walker beat barrett two years ago. lynn? >> pots for us in washington. thanks. former president bill clinton joined president obama on a fundraising swing in new york city last night. during his speech introducing the president, clinton seemed to make an effort to counter his comments that were flattering to romney. >> he's got the order right, president obama does. growth now, restraint later. the romney republican plan is austerity and more unemployment now and blow the lid off later just at the time when we're worried about high interest rates. >> the former president also told obama supporters a mitt romney presidency who be
calamity for the nation and world. queen elizabeth decided the diamond jubilee concert honoring her 60 years on the throne would go on as planned. some of the nation's biggest pop stars performed and the night concluded with a spectacular fireworks display. ♪ >> reporter: 10,000 people got to see an amazing concert outside of buckingham palace. ♪ >> reporter: there was performers from the queen's six decades. the royal family was there but one notable absence. prince philip, he was spending the night in the hospital. buckingham palace said it's not serious just a precautionary
measure. he's turning 91 in a couple of days and anything has to be taken seriously. >> he's taken on well but ladies and gentlemen, if we shout loud enough he might hear it in hospital. >> reporter: after the concert the queen lit a beacon to mark her jubilee. she traveled to the cathedral by carriage for a special service. prince philip will be kept in the hospital for the next two or three days. now here's a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. in a newly released video in indiana showed the terrifying moments that led to a school bus crash last month. the driver fell out of his seat
after hitting a bump. luckily no students were aboard and the driver's injuries weren't life threatening. he was however, cited for not wearing a seat belt. in florida the weather was heavenly. a halo form around the sun. in hawaii the difference was night and day. this is called a moon bow or lunar rainbow. it comes from just the right combination of a full moon, wind and rain. i feel bill should explain this. light reflects off the surface of the moon and tracks through the pricissms of water. i seem to have educated bill on something. i'll leave that to him. >> a moon bow? >> that's your google fact for the day. >> beautiful shot. the moon is bright out there this morning. that continued to be the case in
areas of clear skies. we had a lot of rain out there yesterday in new england, especially and the storms in the southeast and just look at the high temperature yesterday in boston. it was only 53 degrees. we had much of the month of march was warmer than it was yesterday in areas of new england and even snowed in new hampshire, the top of mount washington had snow yesterday. all the warm air has been in the middle of the country. record highs. salt lake city, utah was up to 100. 102 in phoenix. montana and denver that's where the summer time air is right now. pretty good thunderstorms rolling through montana yesterday. this morning as far as nasty weather goes much improved in new england. cool chilly morning but at least we're not getting dre ting dren rain. tennessee has rain. nashville is in the clear. most of the nasty storms have moved to the south and they are not as strong as they were a couple of hours ago. near is a va narcotics tennessee showers and thunderstorms sliding your way and some of this will move down to areas of
northern alabama. huntsville may get showers over the next two hours. the forecast for today, some showers. the morning will be sunny from d.c. to philadelphia up to boston but then during the afternoon the clouds will fill in. we'll get another round of showers and wet weather. the southeast with all the warmth and humidity around a chance of thunderstorms during the afternoon at any time. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. still warm in the desert southwest as you expect in philadelphia very cool weather four. typically we should be in 80 degrees. today only 69. chance of afternoon showers and storms. beautiful day for chicago at 70. looks like the chilly air in many areas of the east will stick around for another two days. coming up, rocky flying for airline stocks. disney takes a stand with child viewers and the reason why you're finding it harder to get an empty seat on the way to work.
good morning and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry and here are some of your top headlines this morning. the second most prominent figure in al qaeda, abu yahya al libi may have been killed in a u.s. drone strike in northwest pakistan. if confirmed it would be the biggest blow to al qaeda since u.s. special forces killed osama bin laden in may 2011. in germany an adult film actor has been arrested for allegedly mailing body parts to top political parties in his home country of canada. he was taken into custody in an internet cafe in berlin while reading media coverage about
himself. in pennsylvania today the sexual abuse trial of jerry sandusky begins with jury selection. he's accused of abusing ten boys over a 15 year period. in iceland a home coming to a house near a volcano that was buried 39 years ago under ash and rock during an eruption. the woman who owned the house has been finally allowed to return. and you have a chance to see the planet venus crossing in front of the sun which we will not see again from earth for more than 100 years. just a reminder for you, you do need to use solar glasses or telescopes with special filters. do not look directly at the sun. here's an early look at how wall street will kick off. the dow opens at 1,101 after falling 17 points yesterday. the s&p inched up a fraction, the nasdaq added 12. taking a look at overseas trading, in tokyo the nikkei rose 86 points while in hong
kong the hang seng was up 73. stocks finished mixed as fearful selling tapered off monday. investors anxious about the euro zone debt crisis looked ahead to today's emergency meeting of a group of seven global powers holding talks. on the street home builders were among the day's biggest losers. pulte lost 6%. elsewhere chesapeake energy rose 6% after announcing it will replace more than half of its board of directors. delta airlines had its steepest drop in three years after missing a may revenue target. this morning australia qantas airways went to all time low. a major upset apple is planning to oust google mass as a preloaded app on the iphone and ipad.
starbucks dipped in late trade after announcing a purchase of la boulance. disney is hoping combat childhood obesity with strict new advertising policy that will ban commercials featuring candy, fast food on disney station. facebook's challenge of turning users into dollars, a new poll find four out of five members have never bought a single product or service as a result of ads or comments on the social network. if you're feeling cramped on your morning commute there's a reason. public transit ridership jumped 5% so far this year. it's the largest surge in 13 years. coming up the thunder dig their way out of a hole. now the spurs must fight to keep oklahoma city from putting the final nail in their coffin. momentum carries the kings in one of the most spectacular playoff runs in nhl history.
in sports the stanley cup finals the los angeles kings find themselves on the brink of their very first nhl title. here's nbc fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. >> good morning. they were the eighth seed in the finals. martinez had a poke in the rebound, getting in done once again and kings are up 1-0. skilled players took over. brown found a streak, the one timer went past. eighth in the playoffs, l.a. up 2-0 after two. the only thing the kings haven't been able to get going is their power play. check that off the list. jeff carter scored a man advantage and moments later justin williams followed that up with another power play goal.
kings beat the devils 4-0. only team in nhl history to have a 3-0 lead in every seer of the playoffs. they can cap off their improbable stanley cup run tomorrow. 8:00 p.m. eastern on the nbc sports network. nba a week ago san antonio went total control. thunder rattled off three straight wins against the spurs. final seconds of the third, kevin durant spun and hit. spurs hung around got within two. duncan had a team. every time they got close thunder would answer. that's your early look at sports on "early today." i'm fred roggin. another look at lohan as liz and celebrity investment
storms this afternoon. you'll need that umbrella and could get caught in downpours. afternoon showers and storms hit or miss in d.c. all the way up through new england. windy weather out in las vegas and heading through salt lake city and wyoming. as we go through tomorrow that front will move its way into the northern plains and not a lot changes even into wednesday still the northeast remains unsettled. if you're watching us in chicago, illinois, learn about your favorite candies at sweet home chicago, the history of america's candy capital at the elmhurst historical museum. that's your event of the day. i've been on a reese's kick. here's an early look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. we got a pick at lindsay lohan as liz taylor. lifetime released the first official life of lohan playing
liz. by the time the movie premiers later this year probably going to be difficult to live up to all this hype. >> elmy? >> emmy? >> federal lawsuit in which steven baldwin is suing kevin costner. together they invested an oil separating device. the lawsuit claims costner and a business partner duped baldwin and a friend out of shares in $18 million deal with bp. finally actress betty white became the oldest celebrity ever to be honored with a wax figure at madam tousseau. there had been plans to do the whole cast of "golden girls." betty joked she wished they did
it 50 years ago before gravity took over. this comes to us from wmaq, nbc 5 in chicago where the youngest medical student ever admitted to the university of chicago is about to become a doctor at age 21. he was accepted when he was just 12 years old having graduated college after first taking classes when he was 9. at 18 he earned his ph.d.. by the way he's also a black belt in tai kwon do. when he started medical school he said let me prove myself and i'll show you. if we need to feel good about ourselves. i'm lynn berry, this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station.
4:28. 60 degrees. a cool tart, start -- it's tues june -- not sure june what? >> june 5th. >> good morning, i'm eun yang. >> good morning, i'm aaron gilchrist. in our headlines, one person is dead other another injured in a fiery crash. that single car accident happened at 1:00 near dickerson road in dickerson, maryland. it appears the car hit a railroad bridge and burst into flames. look at the pictures. montgomery county police say one
person died at the scene felt another person was taken to the hospital. the names of the victims have not been released. this morning, jury selection will begin in the jerry sandusky child sex abuse case. yesterday the pennsylvania supreme court denied the request to delay sandusky's trial. a judge also ruled the alleged victims accusing the former penn state football coach will not be allowed to use fake names when they take the stand. they will have to use their real names. sandusky is accused of abusing ten boys over a 15-year period. he's denied all the charges. opening argument are scheduled for june 11. a woman is jailed charged with stabbing a mother to death. the murder was the beginning of a violent and emotional day in southeast washington. cameras captured a street fight shortly after this incident. police say friends of the murder victim went after a friend of the accused killer. officers arrested two people for assault. before that, police say 31-year-old cidrese alvin stabbed her best friend, am better kent, to death. it happened inside an apartment